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10,234 Possible Causes for Falling, Giddiness and Lightheadedness, Severe Recurrent Orthostatic Hypotension

  • Orthostatic Hypotension

    A 71-year-old man, who was diagnosed with familial amyloidosis type I, was admitted for treatment of severe orthostatic hypotension associated with recurrent syncopal attacks[] BACKGROUND: One-third of older adults fall each year.[] Abstract A 60-year-old male with recurrent syncopal attacks presented with orthostatic hypotension on the head-up tilt test.[]

  • Syncope

    However, a syncopal episode associated with normal sinus rhythm may be due to several disorders such as orthostatic hypotension, vasovagal or carotid sinus reflexes, or even[] Syncope, repeated falls and transient loss of consciousness may be associated with all forms of dementia, but are more commonly associated with specific sub-types, e.g. dementia[] ., giddiness, lightheadedness, tunnel vision, nausea, spots in the vision).[]

  • Hypotension

    Effects of orthostatic hypotension on cognition in Parkinson disease. Neurology 2017, 88:17-24 Connolly S and others.[] Functions related to a fall in systolic or diastolic blood pressure below normal for the age.[] As a result, blood pressure falls. Postprandial hypotension can cause dizziness, light-headedness, faintness, and falls.[]

  • Hypoglycemia

    Seizures may occur as the glucose falls further.[] Diabetics are more prone to hypoglycemia and are advised to carry such food items at all times in case of a falling blood sugar that needs urgent correction.[] The elderly are especially vulnerable to episodes of hypoglycemia, and with greater risks of complications such as falls.[]

    Missing: Severe Recurrent Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Substance Abuse Problems

    Geriatrics Society Aging & Health A-Z Aging & Health A-Z Dementia Diabetes High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Stroke See All Topics Wellness & Prevention Wellness & Prevention Falls[] Alcohol can make these problems worse, which means alcohol-related falls, car crashes, and other kinds of accidents are more likely.[] Plans are also being discussed to organize a five-day overnight summer institute for teens, and organize fall workshops or some form of direct outreach, in the schools.[]

    Missing: Severe Recurrent Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Vasovagal Syncope

    Her symptoms (falls) responded to the withdrawal of culprit medications.[] These new data seem to indicate that some unexplained falls could be cases of atypical VVS/carotid sinus syncope with retrograde amnesia.[] Relying on falling heart rate is insufficient, probably because it occurs too late.[]

    Missing: Severe Recurrent Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Cardiac Arrhythmia

    In 2 patients cardiac rhythm disturbances clearly caused falls and hip fractures.[] Conversely, potassium concentrations fall during each hemodialysis, and sometimes reach hypokalemic levels by the end.[] Others feel: Palpitations or a galloping or sluggish heartbeat; Shortness of breath; Chest pain or discomfort; Fatigue or weakness; Dizziness; or Unexplained falls or fainting[]

    Missing: Severe Recurrent Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Cardiogenic Syncope

    Other episodes of psychomotor type occurred in subsequent days, but there were no falls or tonic convulsions.[] Do you have enough warning of an episode so that you can avoid falling?[] Two of the episodes caused falls that resulted in facial trauma.[]

    Missing: Severe Recurrent Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Transient Ischemic Attack

    Compared with neurologists, GPs considered "confusion" and "unexplained fall" more often compatible with TIA and "lower facial palsy" and "monocular blindness" less often[] […] restore function and strength Stride improvement exercises to help increase your walking ability High level balance exercises in a supportive environment to decrease risk of falling[] Myoclonus may occur normally, often when a person is falling asleep.[]

    Missing: Severe Recurrent Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Absence Seizure

    Absence seizures fall into two categories: typical and atypical.[] Signs and symptoms of absence seizures include: Sudden stop in motion without falling Lip smacking Eyelid flutters Chewing motions Finger rubbing Small movements of both hands[] They do not fall but may pause in what they are doing. Their face often looks pale with a blank expression.[]

    Missing: Severe Recurrent Orthostatic Hypotension

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